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Renaissance Journalism

About Renaissance Journalism

At Renaissance Journalism, we experiment with bold, new approaches to news and storytelling, reimagining the media as a vital source of education, engagement and empowerment for underserved communities. Today’s media revolution offers unparalleled opportunities for journalists and citizens alike to transform journalism into powerful tools that humanize and demystify polarizing issues; move people to action; and change the world in extraordinary ways.

Renaissance Journalism provides training, technical assistance, consultation and grants to journalists and organizations that share our passion for media innovations that strengthen communities. Key to our success is forging dynamic and entrepreneurial partnerships among mainstream news organizations, ethnic and community media, hyperlocal websites, foundations, academia and nonprofits.

Renaissance Journalism was created in 2009 as a program of San Francisco State University’s Department of Journalism. It operates in partnership with ZeroDivide, a funder, thought partner, and capacity-building organization working to transform underserved communities through the strategic use of technology.

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